Not long until EMO Hanover 2017 opens its gates to professionals of the metal working industry. With 2,100 exhibitors last year, the trade fair is among the biggest trade fairs of the world. It is easy to miss out on important events or exhibitions. Here is a list of seven things you can do at this year's trade fair.
EMO is one of the big ones, the world's largest trade fair for metal-working. The last time it was held in Hanover was 2013, due to its unique location plan. The last EMO was held in Milan, Italy, in 2015. This year, it is back in Germany and offers a huge variety of seminars, conferences and events to attend.
The programme is clearly oriented at trends in manufacturing. Besides a conference on additive manufacturing, the topics of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are the main focusses of the trade fair. While many exhibitors have examples of these trends on show at their booths, associations also pick up these topics for their forums and symposiums. Additionally, visitors can take part in guided tours to learn more on modern manufacturing technologies.